Let’s see how many of these challenges sound familiar:
And these are just the challenges many businesses face that directly flow from their order processes. Accounting reconciliation, item (new product) creation, marketplace (Channel) management issues, warehouse expense and shipping problems are also too familiar to many businesses.Often, we try to solve these challenges one at a time.
And so on…Typically, the results are disappointing, frustrating and ineffective.It’s a mistake to try to fix your business using the same approach you would use to fix your car. Your car has been expertly designed so that all of the systems work efficiently and effectively together. When your water pump goes on the fritz, your transmission is still working perfectly and it’s working in perfect conjunction with your engine. Therefore, you can simply fix the water pump and be confident that the car will run smoothly.Your business may not be so predictable.Instead of having a team of experienced automotive designers incrementally refine proven historical designs and technologies to create a new model, your business has probably evolved over the years to get the job done, even though the systems are not perfectly integrated or aligned and optimal efficiencies are never achieved. We are so busy staying in business that we sometimes fail to take the steps necessary to allow us to be as efficient (and therefore profitable) as possible. When we encounter a problem, we fix the problem. The business continues along, but doesn’t make as much money as it could if we were able to step back and look at the interconnection between our various systems and procedures and conceive better, more efficient and effective processes.So, we address the problems as though they were independent of other business activities to which they are connected.
With predictably unsatisfactory results.
Why didn’t our solutions solve our problems?Because you can’t fix a leaky boat by bailing out the water. The root causes of the problems must be addressed.A comprehensive, system-oriented solution is required. There is a complex matrix of connections between every aspect of order receipt, entry and fulfillment activities. Only by embracing a solution that addresses the complexity of these interactions can you hope to permanently improve the deficiencies in your systems and put yourself on the road to sustainable increased sales and profit.Avectous has over twenty years of sophisticated experience in analyzing complex business systems and architecting simple, elegant and comprehensive solutions. Our solutions are adapted to the effective and efficient parts of your business model and improve the less effective aspects, resulting in an easy-to-use soup to nuts system that gives you optimal efficiency and control. You will be able to reduce employee population and inventory levels while selling more and filling more orders faster and more accurately leading to a dramatically improved user experience for your customers.